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Argus/IHS McCloskey Webinar: API 5 - The fast-growing market's key index

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A detailed analysis of API 5, the price for export of 5500 kcal/kg NAR net as received, high-ash coal from Australia. 

21 November 2012
2.30 P.M SGT (Singapore Time)

The sharp rise in coal demand in recent years has been driven by requirements from Asian giants China and India. Unlike traditional import demand centres such as Japan, which sought coal with a heating value of 6,000 kcal/kg NAR coal, the new cost-conscious Asian industrial powerhouses are increasingly seeking 5,500 kcal/kg NAR.

The API5 index – jointly produced by Argus and IHS McCloskey – tracks this key market on a fob Newcastle basis and is closely watched by market participants.


Abdul Hadhi, Editor - Coal and Petcoke, Asia Pacific, Argus

Scott Dendy, Business Development Manager, IHS McCloskey


    • The transformation of the Asian physical coal market
    • Demand for Australian 5,500 kcal/kg NAR coal
    • Price trends
    • Factors that shape supply and demand

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The index, representing 5,500 kcal/kg NAR (net as received), high-ash coal shipped from Australia, has been embraced by the Asian coal trading community for its swap contracts. It is available in Argus/McCloskey’s Coal Price Index report every Friday.

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